Scarsdale's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:29:49 -0500 HamletHub.com Scarsdale Recreation Day Camp Registration is Live http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3637-scarsdale-recreation-day-camp-registration-is-live3637-scarsdale-recreation-day-camp-registration-is-live http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3637-scarsdale-recreation-day-camp-registration-is-live3637-scarsdale-recreation-day-camp-registration-is-live

Day Camp 2018!  The Scarsdale Parks & Recreation Department are proud to announce that the 2018 Day Camp Applications are ready and up on the Recreation Departments website!  Day Camp is right around the corner so get your applications in fast!  Please view online at http://reconline.scarsdale.com or at the Recreation Department by the March 1st deadline.  

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Parks and Recreation) Places Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:40:54 -0500
UJA Offers MLK Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/charities/3634-uja-offers-mlk-day-of-service-volunteer-opportunities3634-uja-offers-mlk-day-of-service-volunteer-opportunities http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/charities/3634-uja-offers-mlk-day-of-service-volunteer-opportunities3634-uja-offers-mlk-day-of-service-volunteer-opportunities

UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK OFFERS MLK DAY OF SERVICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY ON

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

 

Continuing the tradition of marking Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a day of service, UJA-Federation of New York’s Time for Good is offering four meaningful volunteer opportunities in Westchester County for its MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2018. These opportunities are made possible through UJA-Federation grants.

All of the projects require online registration at UJA’s online volunteer opportunity platform Time For Good (www.timeforgood.org/mlk-westchester). 

WHAT:      Combat Food Insecurity

Volunteers will join Engage Jewish Service Corp to help families facing food insecurity this winter by decorating and assembling 400 Blizzard Boxes at the Sally & Anthony Mann Center, a residential treatment facility (RTF) for youth with psychiatric conditions run by a UJA partner nonprofit, The Jewish Board. These boxes of non-perishable food will be distributed to families in need by UJA partner Bronx Jewish Community Council and the Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry of Pleasantville.

WHEN:           12:00 – 1:30 pm

WHERE:         The Jewish Board’s Mann Center in Hawthorne

 

WHAT:      Knit and Crochet Sanctuary Blankets

Led by Engage Jewish Service Corp, volunteers of all ages will knit and crochet squares to create warm sanctuary blankets with and for the young residents of the Sally & Anthony Mann Center, a residential treatment facility (RTF) for youth with psychiatric conditions run by UJA partner nonprofit, The Jewish Board.

WHEN:           12:00 – 1:30 pm

WHERE:         The Jewish Board’s Mann Center in Hawthorne

 

WHAT:      Teen Response to Hurricane Disaster

In partnership with AJC and the Westchester County Youth Council,

 J-Teen Leadership will spearhead a Westchester-wide interfaith teen event with the AFYA Foundation, helping organize shipments of humanitarian and medical supplies for areas affected by recent hurricanes. Volunteers will sort and pack supplies collected through teen-run collection drives and prepare shipments.

WHEN:           10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale

WHAT:      Sort and Package Clothes for Kids in Need 
Volunteers will sort gently used clothing for disadvantaged children and teens and assemble packages of diapers and underwear for families in need. WJCS Kids' Kloset is a volunteer-driven program that provides Westchester County children and families in need with donated clothing and related items free of charge.

WHEN:           10:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm

WHERE:         Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale

 

About UJA-Federation of New York:

For over 100 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, more than 50,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Working with hundreds of nonprofit partners, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s leading local philanthropy; our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.

 

 

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (UJA) Charities Sat, 06 Jan 2018 04:05:16 -0500
Scarsdale PT Council and C.H.I.L.D. present: Film Screening and Panel Discussion http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3633-scarsdale-pt-council-and-c-h-i-l-d-present-film-screening-and-panel-discussion3633-scarsdale-pt-council-and-c-h-i-l-d-present-film-screening-and-panel-discussion http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3633-scarsdale-pt-council-and-c-h-i-l-d-present-film-screening-and-panel-discussion3633-scarsdale-pt-council-and-c-h-i-l-d-present-film-screening-and-panel-discussion

Scarsdale PT Council and C.H.I.L.D. present:
Film Screening and Panel Discussion:
"Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety"
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Scarsdale Middle School Auditorium
134 Mamaroneck Road
(snow date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018)

Produced by the same company that brought us "Screenagers" last year, "Angst" tells the stories of real kids who discuss their anxieties and the impact anxiety has on their lives and relationships.  The film includes a special interview with Michael Phelps and provides resources, tools, and explanations from mental health experts about the causes, sociological effects, and ways to address anxiety.
 
Following the 56-minute film screening, SMS Principal Meghan Troy will lead a moderated and informative discussion with panelists Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Special Education and Student Services, and Sandra Pimentel, PhD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Bring your questions and comments for an open dialogue.
 
All in the community are welcome.
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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale PTC and CHILD) Events Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:05:33 -0500
Scarsdale Schools Two-Hour Delay Friday Jan 5th http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3631-scarsdale-schools-two-hour-delay-friday-jan-5th3631-scarsdale-schools-two-hour-delay-friday-jan-5th http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3631-scarsdale-schools-two-hour-delay-friday-jan-5th3631-scarsdale-schools-two-hour-delay-friday-jan-5th

The Scarsdale Schools will be on a two hour delay tomorrow, Friday, January 5th, due to current weather conditions. This also means that there will be no before school programs or meetings. A two hour delay means that your school's start time will be exactly two hours later than usual.

 

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Public Schools) Public safety Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:04:31 -0500
Requests For 2018-19 Transportation To Private And Parochial Schools http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3628-requests-for-2018-19-transportation-to-private-and-parochial-schools3628-requests-for-2018-19-transportation-to-private-and-parochial-schools http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3628-requests-for-2018-19-transportation-to-private-and-parochial-schools3628-requests-for-2018-19-transportation-to-private-and-parochial-schools

Transportation is provided to all students in the District to the District schools, and to schools outside the District, provided that the student resides within the Scarsdale School District and resides more than 1.5 miles from the school s/he attends, up to a distance of 15 miles. The distances in each case are measured using the nearest available publicly maintained route from home to school.  
 
Applications for transportation to private and parochial schools for the following school year can be submitted online between February 1 and by April 1; new residents must apply within 30 days of establishing residency in the District. To request transportation, visit www.scarsdaleschools.org/TransportationRequest.

 

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale School District) Life Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:19:34 -0500
Scarsdale Schools Closed Thursday, January 4 http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3630-scarsdale-schools-closed-thursday-january-43630-scarsdale-schools-closed-thursday-january-4 http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3630-scarsdale-schools-closed-thursday-january-43630-scarsdale-schools-closed-thursday-january-4

The Scarsdale schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4th, due to expected severe weather conditions.

 

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Public Schools) Public safety Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:12:09 -0500
Upcoming Children's Programs at the Scarsdale Library http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3627-upcoming-children-s-programs-at-the-scarsdale-library-15149383983627-upcoming-children-s-programs-at-the-scarsdale-library-1514938398 http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/places/3627-upcoming-children-s-programs-at-the-scarsdale-library-15149383983627-upcoming-children-s-programs-at-the-scarsdale-library-1514938398

Parachute Playtime, the popular program that includes energetic, imaginative fun games with a parachute for grown-ups and children ages 2-4, returns to the Scarsdale Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Adult participation is essential for the program that includes games such as “popcorn” and “follow the grown –ups”.

Children’s activities for the week begin on Monday, Jan. 8, at 4 p.m. with Time for Twos, a special program for two-year-olds with stories and fun. This is a ticketed program, limited to the first 20 children to arrive. Tickets can be picked up from the Children's Room desk half an hour before the start of the program.

Robert the Guitar Guy brings his special brand of music on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Robert and his repertoire of more than 75 songs entertains young children up to age 5 as he conveys his delight in musical expression.

At 4 p.m., the weekly Traditional Tuesday Storytime will feature stories and rhymes and sometimes songs, rhymes and flannel board stories designed specifically for ages 3-6.

Mother Goose for Walkers Up to Age Two will meet on Thursday, Jan.11, at 10 a.m. This language enrichment program uses rhymes, songs and stories to stimulate listening, learning, speaking and reading skills.  Mother Goose for Walkers is limited to the first 20 appropriately aged children. Attendees must have a ticket which are distributed on a first come, first served basis to Scarsdale cardholders in the Children’s Room half an hour before the start of each session.  

At 4 p.m., Drop-in-Crafts for ages 3-5 is scheduled. Each session has a theme, such as creating animals, using paper, paint, and markers.

Mother Goose for Pre-Walkers, a program of rhymes, songs and stories for infants who are not yet walking will be held Friday, Jan. 12, at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are not required, but attendance is limited to the first 20 babies to arrive.

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Public Library) Places Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:12:35 -0500
SFCS Grief Support Sessions http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3629-sfcs-grief-support-sessions3629-sfcs-grief-support-sessions http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/publicsafety/3629-sfcs-grief-support-sessions3629-sfcs-grief-support-sessions

Dear Scarsdale Community Members,

By now you have surely heard of the tragic news of the death of the Steinberg family. A loss such as this is unfathomable and many throughout the community have been deeply affected.

It is understandable to ask questions such as "why" or "how could such a thing happen?" While we at SFCS are unable to provide answers, our professional staff will provide grief support sessions and the opportunity to speak and console one another.

SFCS will host three support sessions as a compliment to the services being offered by Westchester Reform Temple. Our sessions are open to all community members. They are as follows:

Student Support Session

This evening (Tuesday) 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

The Girl Scout House-Wayside Lane

This evening's group is open to all high school and college age students

Lauren Pomerantz, LCSW and Allison Harman, LCSW

 

Family Support Session

Thursday evening, January 4th 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Hitchcock Presbyterian Church- 6 Greenacres Ave

Emily Vallario, LCSW and Jenna Horowitz, LCSW

 

General Support Session

Friday morning January 5th, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Hitchcock Presbyterian Church- 6 Greenacres Ave

James Genova, LCSW, Eric Kelly, LMFT and Maryellen Saenger, LMHC

 

SFCS is grateful to the Village of Scarsdale and Hitchcock Presbyterian Church for offering its facilities.

 

Warmly,

James Genova, LCSW

Executive Director

Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling) Public safety Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:28:58 -0500
Party in the ’Dale! http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3626-party-in-the-dale3626-party-in-the-dale http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3626-party-in-the-dale3626-party-in-the-dale

The Scarsdale Forum hosts its tenth annual membership party, Winterfest 2018, on Saturday, February 3rd at the historic Scarsdale Woman’s Club, 37 Drake Road from 7 to 11 PM.  (Snow date:  Sunday, February 4th from 4 to 7 PM)  

Among the highlights of the evening will be the delicious buffet dinner prepared by Plates and the home brewed beers of Bruce Wells, both served in the beautifully appointed music room of the club.  Musical entertainment as well as door prizes provided by local vendors add to the festive evening.  Home baked desserts in the charming dining room near the library top off the evening for Forum members and their guests.  This lively event is perfect for chasing away the shivery winter blues and the conversation is always spirited around the beer and hot dog stations! 

The Scarsdale Forum is a charitable organization dedicated to improving life in Scarsdale.  The Forum studies many issues affecting the Village and frequently provides input to governing bodies and elected officials on the local, county and state level via reports and statements prepared by its committees.  Village of Scarsdale residents are encouraged to join the Forum and come to the best block party in town!  All profits from the event support the public programs offered by the Forum throughout the year.

Admission is $40 per person and limited to members and their guests.  Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are encouraged.  Please RSVP by Monday, January 29.

Advanced reservations, membership renewal and joining the Forum for the first time can be done online at:  www.scarsdaleforum.com or by mailing a check to Scarsdale Forum Inc., P.O. Box 86, Scarsdale, NY 10583.  For additional information regarding the event, please contact the Forum office by phone at 914-723-2829 or by email at:  office@scarsdaleforum.com

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Forum) Events Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:10:22 -0500
League to Review Proposed School Bond http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3624-league-to-review-proposed-school-bond3624-league-to-review-proposed-school-bond http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3624-league-to-review-proposed-school-bond3624-league-to-review-proposed-school-bond

The public is invited to the Scarsdale League of Women Voters (LWVS) meeting at 9:00 am on Jan. 10 in the Scott Room of the Library with School Board President Bill Natbony, Superintendent Thomas Hagerman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart Mattey, and Greenacres Principal Sharon Hill. 

Following the public information session, League members will hold a consensus meeting to issue comments on the bond proposal. For more information on the meeting see the LWVS website.

School District information on the proposed bond is available on the District website (www.scarsdaleschools.org).

For information on the LWVS School Bond Study Committee, including links to League Board public statements on the bond process and District Administration responses to LWVS Study Committee questions raised at public meetings, click here or visit the “Ongoing Programs” page of the League website (www.lwvs.org).

For information on how to join the League, click here or visit www.lwvs.org

 

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (LWV Scarsdale) Events Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:10:17 -0500
Scarsdale Forum: Update on Prepayment of Property Taxes http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/politics/3623-scarsdale-forum-update-on-prepayment-of-property-taxes3623-scarsdale-forum-update-on-prepayment-of-property-taxes http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/politics/3623-scarsdale-forum-update-on-prepayment-of-property-taxes3623-scarsdale-forum-update-on-prepayment-of-property-taxes

Editor's Note: See press release from the Scarsdale School District as well. 

Prepayment of 2018 Village Property Taxes
 
No Prepayment of Westchester County 2018 Property Taxes
 
SCARSDALE, NY, December 27, 2017 – This is an update of the press release sent last week with respect to the prepayment of 2018 property taxes. Based upon recent developments, the present options are:
 
  1. The Village of Scarsdale is accepting prepayment of 2018 Village and School property taxes as follows:
 
  • Those wishing to make a prepayment should prepare two checks using the amounts paid for Village and School taxes in 2017: one for Village taxes and one for School taxes. Both checks to made payable to the Village of Scarsdale.
 
  • However, if the necessary tax warrant cannot be prepared and issued by the Scarsdale School District before the end of 2017, prepayments of School taxes will be returned.
 
  • Payments may be made in person at Village Hall from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm through December 29, 2017. The Drop Box at Village Hall will be closed at the end of business December 29, 2017. Payments may also be mailed and will be accepted with a United States postmark, Federal Express or UPS shipment dated on or before December 31, 2017. Postage meter marks are not acceptable. 
 
  • At this date, prepayments cannot be made using the Village’s on-line payment system.
 
  • Note: Neither the Village nor the Scarsdale Forum make any representation regarding the deductibility of prepaid taxes which will ultimately be decided by the United States Treasury. Property owners are urged to consult their own tax advisors on such matter.
 
2.    The Village will not be accepting prepayment of Westchester County taxes. This updated information is prompted by yesterday’s announcement by the County that due to the variety of legal and administrative requirements the County must meet to issue a tax warrant, it is not able to do so prior to the end of 2017. A lohud news report of this development can be accessed here.
 
The Village has noted that the prepayment of some or all or none of 2018 property taxes is optional. If property owners avail themselves of this option, the necessary adjustments to the payment amounts will be made during the usual property tax billing cycles in 2018.
 
If you have additional questions, please contact the Village Treasurer’s Office at 914.722.1170. The Village Hall tax office will close for the year at 5:00 pm on December 29, 2017.
 

 

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Forum) Politics Wed, 27 Dec 2017 18:11:24 -0500
Board of Education Message: Update On Pre-Payment of School Taxes http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/politics/3622-board-of-education-message-update-on-pre-payment-of-school-taxes3622-board-of-education-message-update-on-pre-payment-of-school-taxes http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/politics/3622-board-of-education-message-update-on-pre-payment-of-school-taxes3622-board-of-education-message-update-on-pre-payment-of-school-taxes

Greetings from the Scarsdale School District:

We recognize that recent correspondence from the Village of Scarsdale suggests the Village may accept prepayment of 2018-2019 school taxes, but that the School District must issue a warrant to allow such prepayment. We have looked into this matter carefully, including consulting with our attorneys, and have determined that the District cannot issue a warrant at this time. 

Governor Cuomo's Executive Order does not specifically authorize the pre-payment of such school taxes, nor suspend the operation of State Law governing the school budgetary process. Pursuant to the New York State Education Law, school districts must develop and adopt a school budget, which then is submitted to the voters of the district for approval. Only then can the tax warrant be finalized or a tax levy set. The Executive Order did not modify or suspend any of these Education Law requirements for the adoption of the 2018-2019 school budget. 

To be clear, our best information is that we are not in a position to issue a warrant at this time and thus prepayment of school taxes is not an available option

Happy New Year to each of you and your families.

Sincerely,

William J. Natbony

President

Scarsdale Board of Education

Dr. Thomas Hagerman

Superintendent of Schools

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale School District) Politics Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:50:53 -0500
Larchmont and Mamaroneck Public Libraries Announce “ONE BOOK - ONE COMMUNITY” http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3618-larchmont-and-mamaroneck-public-libraries-announce-one-book-one-community-15138727283618-larchmont-and-mamaroneck-public-libraries-announce-one-book-one-community-1513872728 http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/events/3618-larchmont-and-mamaroneck-public-libraries-announce-one-book-one-community-15138727283618-larchmont-and-mamaroneck-public-libraries-announce-one-book-one-community-1513872728

The public libraries in Larchmont and Mamaroneck are pleased to announce “ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY”; the third community read initiative scheduled for April, 2018. The initiative will also involve other public libraries on the Sound Shore. ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY builds on the huge success of the first two community read initiatives in 2014 and 2016, in which over 10,000 people participated throughout Larchmont, Mamaroneck and the surrounding area each year. The libraries will be offering community-wide events aimed at bringing residents into a common dialogue that is at once thought-provoking and enlightening and that educates.

For the third community read, 1968: THE YEAR THE ROCKED THE WORLD, by Mark Kurlansky (Random House), has been selected as the book to read. Arguably the most tumultuous and volatile year in our history, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women’s movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. In this monumental book,Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that pivotal year, when television’s influence on global events first became apparent, and spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the world. Encompassing the diverse realms of youth and music, politics and war, economics and the media, 1968 shows how twelve volatile months transformed who we were as a people and led us to where we are today, fifty years on. For those wishing to get started reading, books are available in each library now.

 

“The year 1968 is such a turning point in our collective history that Mark Kurlansky’s 1968: The Year That Rocked the World is the perfect book to rally around,” said Susan Riley, Director of the Mamaroneck Public Library. “It’s marvelously captivating and covers the events of 1968 thoroughly. Many of these events are still having an impact on our society today. This resonates with readers on so many different levels that we knew it would be the right book to serve as the focus for our third ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY month-longevent.”

As there will doubtless be numerous events from 1968 marking their 50th anniversary during the coming year, Kurlansky’s book is the perfect volume for the 2018 ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY read. The libraries are encouraging their communities to unite through this powerful history and host a ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY event in April, 2018. Events can be coordinated by individuals in the community or by local businesses and organizations and can range from discussions, lectures, panels or presentations focusing on one or more of the many events covered in the book including politics, Vietnam, race relations, the generation gap, music, art, theater, the women’s movement, and more. Additionally, the Larchmont Public Library will host a community art exhibit in its Oresman Gallery during April 2018.

“We’re encouraging everyone to be a part of ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY and either host an event or get involved in one based on 1968,” said Laura Eckley, Director of the Larchmont Public Library. “Once again, we have a unique opportunity to bring our communities together to be a part of something that is in and of itself unique. Each library will be scheduling events based on themes from the book for April 2018, and it is our hope that organizations and individuals in both Larchmont, Mamaroneck, and the surrounding communities will do likewise”.

Because ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY is a cohesive month-long series, the library Directors request that any organization or individual desiring to host an event register the event with their respective public library. This way the libraries can make sure that each event is promoted as part of the overall ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY promotional campaign.

To host an event or if you have questions, contact Larchmont Public Library Director, Laura Eckley, at 914-834-1977 or email leckley@wlsmail.org, or Mamaroneck Public Library Director, Susan Riley, at 914-698-1250 or email sriley@wlsmail.org. The deadline for registering an event is Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and event details are due to be provided to the libraries by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

“Mark Kurlansky’s 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, is a comprehensive view to a year in our history that continues to have an impact on us today.” said Laura Eckley.

“As area public library’s participate in the third ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY initiative”, said Susan Riley, “we’re hoping to bring our community together to spark a collective dialogue that can serve to bring people closer together through a better understanding of our shared history.” 

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gcolquitt@wlsmail.org (gcolquitt) Events Sun, 24 Dec 2017 04:38:07 -0500
Village of Scarsdale Announces That It Will Accept Prepayment of Property Taxes http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/politics/3619-village-of-scarsdale-announces-that-it-will-accept-prepayment-of-property-taxes3619-village-of-scarsdale-announces-that-it-will-accept-prepayment-of-property-taxes http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/politics/3619-village-of-scarsdale-announces-that-it-will-accept-prepayment-of-property-taxes3619-village-of-scarsdale-announces-that-it-will-accept-prepayment-of-property-taxes

 

The Village of Scarsdale announced today that it will accept prepayment of 2018 Westchester County, School and Village property taxes. Prepayment of 2018 property taxes may assist property owners in preserving income tax deductions associated with local property taxes that would otherwise be largely lost as a result of the recently adopted federal tax reform measure. Neither the Village nor the Scarsdale Forum make any representation, however, regarding the deductibility of prepaid taxes which will ultimately be decided by the United States Treasury. Property owners are urged to consult their own tax advisors on such matter.

 

Property owners who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity to make prepayments should read the press release issued by the Village this afternoon. The press release provides details of how and when such payments may be made before the end of 2017 and in what amount. A copy of the Village press release can be accessed by clicking here or read below.

 

Scarsdale Forum

 

The Scarsdale Forum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to community education through discussion and analysis of issues relevant to Scarsdale residents. Since 1904, the Forum has contributed meaningfully to Village affairs through its written reports, public speaker events, and committee discussions. Membership is available to all Scarsdale and Mamaroneck Strip residents regardless of citizenship status. 

 

Press Release Village of Scarsdale

Prepayment of 2018 Property Taxes

Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s December 22, 2017 Executive Order temporarily suspending certain sections of New York State tax law, the Village is now able to provide for the prepayment of 2018 property taxes prior to the end of the 2017 calendar year. Prepayment of 2018 property taxes may assist property owners in preserving income tax deductions associated with local property taxes that would otherwise be largely lost as a result of the recently adopted federal tax reform measure. The Village makes no representation, however, regarding the deductibility of prepaid taxes which will ultimately be decided by the United States Treasury.

The Village will accept prepayment for Westchester County, School and Village property taxes. As the applicable 2018 tax warrants for all three taxes will not be issued by the taxing authorities prior to December 31, 2017, property owners are asked to pay the same amount for each of the three separate taxes as was owed in 2017. Please be advised that the tax amounts billed for 2017 are available on the Village website, www.scarsdale.com. On the Front Page of the website, click on the icon titled “Property Inquiry” located in the center of the red tool bar. Navigate by street name and address to find your 2017 property tax payment information. If you have any issues accessing the website or have additional questions, please contact the Village Treasurer’s Office at (914) 722-1170. The Village Offices reopen on Tuesday, December 26th at 9:00 a.m.

Property owners interested in prepayment can issue one or more checks made out to the “Village of Scarsdale.” Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order, payments may be made in person at Village Hall from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. through December 29, 2017. The Drop Box at Village Hall will be closed at the end of business December 29, 2017. Payments may also be mailed and will be accepted with a United States postmark, Federal Express or UPS shipment dated on or before December 31, 2017. Postage meter marks are not acceptable. Please note that on-line banking checks issued through personal or business accounts are not postmarked and cannot be accepted if received after December 31st. On-line payments through the Village’s on-line payment option at www.scarsdale.com, are also allowed under the Order, however the Village cannot currently accept such payments. We are working with our vendor on creating the necessary file for the 2018 Estimated Taxes. Please check the website for updates in this regard, and please sign-up for the “Notify Me” application on the website to receive additional information on this matter. Please understand that the prepayment of some, all, or none of these property taxes is optional. Should property owners avail themselves of this option, the necessary adjustments to the payment amounts will be made during the normal tax billing cycles in 2018. #

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lbmtexas9@gmail.com (Scarsdale Forum) Politics Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:45:31 -0500
Metro-North's Christmas – New Year’s Holiday Service http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3620-metro-north-s-christmas-new-year-s-holiday-service3620-metro-north-s-christmas-new-year-s-holiday-service http://news.hamlethub.com/scarsdale/life/3620-metro-north-s-christmas-new-year-s-holiday-service3620-metro-north-s-christmas-new-year-s-holiday-service

What's the best way to get around during the holidays? Is it :

a) Riding Flying Reindeer

b) Hitching a Ride On Santa's Sleigh

c) Taking Metro-North’s Special Holiday Service

Of course the answer is c). (Flying reindeer don’t really exist, and Santa’s sleigh only travels one night, makes local stops and is too full to provide a seat for you!) 

And to make your yuletide travels even easier, we have a special Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Timetable with schedules for Christmas Day (Monday, December 25), New Year’s Eve (Sunday, December 31), and New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1).

Christmas Eve falls on Sunday, December 24, and we will operate a regular Sunday schedule, with additional Shoppers Specials. (Tip for a Merry Christmas: We recommend you do all your shopping before then...) 

See a regular timetable or our Train Time app for details.

On Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, we will operate a special holiday schedule with hourly service on most line segments, and regular weekend service on all branch lines.

See a Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Timetable or our Train Time app for details.

For the week between Christmas and New Year's (Tuesday-Thursday, December 26-28), we will operate a weekday schedule with reduced AM Peak service and additional inbound service operating in the late morning. PM peak service will operate normally.

So if you are taking family and friends to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, planning to stroll by the holiday window displays along Fifth Avenue, or just re-gifting that knitted bearded beanie Mom got you (yes, it really exists) we will be able to get you there. 

See a regular timetable or our Train Time app for details.

We suggest purchasing an off-peak ten-trip ticket. In addition to the discounted price, it is transferable, so everyone riding with you can use it. (It is like the gift that keeps on giving!)

And we recommend you use MTA eTix ®, the mobile ticketing app that enables you to purchase those ten-trip, one way, round trip, weekly and monthly passes on your smartphone or mobile device. 

On Friday, December 29, we will operate reduced weekday AM Peak service with additional inbound trains in the late morning.

In the afternoon, look for our early getaway service (same as Friday, December 22) as shown in a regular timetable or in our Train Time app

Whether you are putting on your top hat, tails, or evening gown (or all three) for a sophisticated evening out, or just throwing on some sweat pants and a parka and heading to Times Square to watch the ball drop, our New Year’s Eve Service on Sunday, December 31, is for you!

It includes extra inbound late afternoon and early evening service to get you to your party. And there is "overnight" New Year's morning service that will get you safely home when that party is finally over!

See a Christmas/New Year's Holiday Timetable or our Train Time app.

Please remember that drinking alcohol on Metro-North trains and at our stations is banned from noon New Year's Eve until noon New Year's Day. (Because there comes a time when the party really is over.)

Your first resolution for the New Year should be to buy your tickets in advance: Those of you taking our early morning New Year service will have your tickets collected prior to boarding trains at Grand Central. 

Again, start the New Year off right and resolve to use MTA eTix®. 

Finally, on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, we will operate hourly service on most line segments, and regular weekend service on branch lines.

See a Christmas/New Year's Holiday Timetable or our Train Time app.

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keytocomputing@gmail.com (MTA) Life Sat, 23 Dec 2017 04:09:00 -0500